How To Protect Your Mac Laptop From Heat In Summer

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How To Protect Your Mac Laptop From Heat In Summer

We’re officially in summer, the time that if we continue to use your Mac will have to use the laptop if we go away on vacation away from home or simply the time when our laptops suffer more from high temperatures. This post I will offer some tips to protect your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air from heat and keep the laptop has problems with it. To achieve this, we will focus on attacking on two fronts: The accumulation of heat inside the laptop physically with simple cooling tips, and on the other hand, see what we can do from the operating system to minimize the impact on the CPU and prevent processes increase the energy required by the processor (and thus the heat to dissipate). With a little care and with these simple tips, should take care to the best of your little Mac laptop and alargaréis great life. My MacBook Pro is the model in late 2006, so bad I will not be doing to take care. Let’s see how.

Protecting the heat MacBook accessory pathway.
Let’s start from the outside. Use a portable means to move and expose many times in places unsuitable for proper heat dissipation. We can help you improve these situations in the following ways:

Remove the battery (if removable)
If we use the Mac inside a house, and we have no plans to move immediately, a good idea to remove the laptop battery. It is not battery protection issues, but rather of ‘space’: The inside of the notebook over and aerate the free volume of the battery will allow the heat to condense less. Of course, do only those portable Macs … The removable battery with battery soldered into the circuitry, which are better left.

Use a “lift”
If you have a desk similar to the photo, with a laptop connected to an external display, or just you use the laptop as main computer at home is a good idea to purchase an elevator. Is a kind of stand that “lifts” the laptop a few inches from the table. The free space is gained in the bottom makes the air circulate better in the back of the laptop, the area which is heated. Not being in direct contact with any surface (only small boom), the heat will cool more efficiently.
Personally I use the Griffin brand model (it’s coming out in the photo), made from aluminum and easily disassembled for transport. As a downside, the height is fixed and not adjustable. I recommend you dig out the different models and brands that offer elijáis that best fits your needs or tastes.

Take small “caps” to raise the laptop in the backpack
If we take your laptop on vacation, or are constantly moving from one place to another is a good idea to buy small “caps” of silicone that can be put on the back of the laptop and raise a few inches around the perimeter of the table Mac. Especially if the table is wood, it is imperative a solution or so, because the wood retains much heat and cool it takes a long time. You can buy these silicone caps or some similar solution in home plan, the important thing is that the Mac has some space below it.

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Review: Apple Thunderbolt Display

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Review: Apple Thunderbolt Display

Glance at Apple’s new Thunderbolt Display and you might mistake it for an iMac. Look a bit closer, and you might still be fooled – the display is the same as the panel used in the current 27-inchers.

Even if you were to take it apart, the sheer volume of chips, ports, fans and assorted gubbins inside it might not convince you that this is just a monitor. But it’s more than just a monitor!

Let’s start with its performance as a straight display, though. It’s entirely as we’ve come to expect from Apple: a glossy panel (no option for matte) with a high resolution and gloriously wide viewing angles. As usual, colours are good – if perhaps no more than good in the eyes of demanding creative professionals – and the general feel is rewarding.

27-inches can dominate many desks, but it’s undeniably lovely to have so much space in which to stretch out. So far, so utterly predictable for an Apple monitor: an entirely competent display.

While it can be bettered in price by Dell’s UltraSharp U2711 which uses the same panel (and is available online for as little as almost half) and bettered in image quality from high-end displays from NEC and Eizo, it’s still an object of lust for many folks who own other Apple kit.

The clue to the Thunderbolt Display’s uniqueness, however, is in its name; it connects not with VGA, DVI, HDMI or even Mini DisplayPort, but using the new Thunderbolt connector. While this means that you have to have a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac in order to use this, it brings some terrific benefits.

The reason there’s so much circuitry inside the Thunderbolt Display’s case, you see, is that it connects a whole host of functions to your Mac with just a single cable.

The display itself has a FaceTime HD camera, mic, surprisingly capable speakers, three USB ports, one FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt port on the back. (The presence of FireWire and Ethernet is especially important for MacBook Air owners, whose notebooks lack these ports.)

What’s more, the Thunderbolt cable splits: one end is an up-to-85W MagSafe connector so you can charge your laptop at the same time. And the fact that there’s a Thunderbolt port on the display, coupled with its daisy chain capability, means you can add one or more Thunderbolt peripherals to the chain (though these are currently scarce). You can even daisy chain two of these Thunderbolt Displays to a single port (except on MacBook Airs) for a mindboggling number of pixels.

You can’t – in this current generation at least – connect Mini DisplayPort monitors to this Thunderbolt port, either natively or adapting, say, a DVI connector to Mini DisplayPort; that’s a little irritating.

This, then, is an oddly tricky product to sum up. The panel itself is typical Apple fare: very good if not stellar, and when judged in isolation, dizzyingly overpriced.

If you have a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, however, especially if it’s a notebook, the sheer convenience of the display is beguiling. Plugging in a single cable to connect a wide range of high-speed and legacy peripherals is something we could definitely get used to.

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Review: MSI GT780 DX

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Review: MSI GT780 DX

Someone’s put some thought into the GT780 DX. For starters, this isn’t a badge engineering job using a commodity-spec whitebook as a starting point: MSI has commissioned a unique design.

The result isn’t going to have Apple rethinking its approach to laptop chassis quality but there is at least a frisson of flair in the multi-coloured (and user configurable) keyboard backlighting, slices of genuine brushed aluminium and bevelled chassis edges.

That keyboard is the result of an alliance with peripherals specialist SteelSeries and is probably the most tactile and satisfying we have used on any recent gaming laptop. Unlike the slightly rattle-prone and spongey boards offered by, for instance, Rock Xtreme 768 and Medion Erazer X6811, this one is solid of base and slick in action.

Speaking of partnerships, MSI has also teamed up with Dynaudio to sort out the sound. The idea is to project it carefully to the user, creating more depth and immersion. Put simply, it works. Although the sheer volume on offer is fairly modest, there’s a richness and expansiveness to the soundstage not many other laptops can match.

Another nice touch is the trackpad disable button. If you’re serious about serving up some online devastation, you’ll be using an external mouse. The last thing you want is accidental trackpad inputs. With the trackpad turned off, that’s not going to happen.

MSI trackpad

If the bits MSI is responsible for are best on test, what about the off-the-shelf components?

As TN LCD panels for laptops go, the 17.3-inch display is decent enough. Thanks to an LED backlight, whites are clean and bright. As TN screens go, the colours and viewing angles are far from shabby, too. Likewise, we’ve no beef with its responsiveness or the 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution.

The only problem is the existence of the Sony F Series and its drop-dead gorgeous screen. What’s been seen cannot be unseen and unfortunately the GT780DX’s LCD looks positively pedestrian by comparison.

Performance

Still, we’ve no such complaints about the gaming performance on offer. The quad-core Intel Core i7 2630QM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M are choice components.

Okay, we’d rather have a GTX 580M or AMD Radeon HD 6990M pumping the pixels. But with 336 shaders, 3GHz memory and a 192-bit bus, the GT780DX has genuine gaming chops. It certainly makes absolute mincemeat of Dirt 3, even at 1080p and with 4x anti-aliasing.

An average of 38 frames per second at the same settings in World in Conflict is very decent, too. Only the GPU-wilting Heaven benchmark really gets the better of it.

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Rendering performance
Cinebench R10: Seconds: Quicker is better
MSI GT780 DX: 51s
Rock Xtreme 685: 46s

Battery life performance
Battery Life: Minutes: Higher is better
MSI GT780 DX: 141
Rock Xtreme 685: 108

DX11 gaming performance (1,280×720, 4x AA)
Dirt 3: Frames per second: Higher is better
MSI GT780 DX: 102
Rock Xtreme 685: 108

Industry standard 3D performance
3DMark 06: Index score: Higher is better
MSI GT780 DX: 16,634
Rock Xtreme 685: 20,497

DX10 gaming performance (1,280×720, 4x AA)
WiC: Frames per second: Higher is better
MSI GT780 DX: 57
Rock Xtreme 685: 74

Tessellation gaming performance (1,280 x 720, 4x AA)
Heaven: Frames per second: Higher is better
MSI GT780 DX: 28
Rock Xtreme 685: 40

As an overall package, this MSI has got to be the best balanced and most desirable notebook here. It’s not the fastest, it hasn’t got the best screen, but as a full package it’s very hard to fault.

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Review: Asus U36J

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Review: Asus U36J

Asus’ attempt at an ultraportable laptop might not have made the same splash in the technology world as Apple, Sony or Dell, but the U36J has a couple of good features that make it a likeable alternative, and the perfect accompaniment to the daily commute or a weekend away.

Outwardly, the U36J is an unassuming, black rectangle. In fact, the chassis is similar to that of the Sony VAIO C Series. We don’t mind the matt-black executive look, but it will put off anyone who likes a bit more colour sitting on their desk.

The 13.3-inch screen is bright and crisp, although the thick black bezel and ugly protruding hinges are slightly distracting.

Fortunately, Asus has become quite adept at giving their laptops great usability and the U36J is no exception. The isolation-style keyboard is superb, with plenty of space between keys, meaning we rarely hit the wrong keys when touch-typing. Because this is such a slim laptop, the keys are tucked in close to the chassis and there’s little travel when typing.

The touchpad has the same smooth plastic surface as the palmrests and works well. Asus has included a fingerprint scanner between the mouse buttons.

Staying power

Performance-wise, the U36J gave us some impressive results that make its low price tag even more appealing. The Intel Core i5 M460 CPU delivers 2.53GHz of speed bolstered by the 4GB of memory.

This kind of spec is great for general performance, but the integrated GPU means no heavy gaming on this laptop. But you should be able to run some older titles and do light photo editing.

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Battery Eater ’05: 226 minutes
Cinebench: 8611
3DMark 2006: 3516

In terms of software, the U36J comes pre-loaded with around 15 native Asus applications. Although there is no optical drive, there are three USB ports, one of which is the faster USB 3.0 connection. Both an HDMI and VGA port mean you can attach a second monitor or HDTV to the U36J and an Ethernet port means you don’t have to settle for the 802.11n Wi-Fi connection. There is also an SD/MS Card slot for expanding the memory.

Two of the biggest positives we drew from the U36J though are the battery life and the price. During our intensive tests, the Asus recorded a strong score of 226 minutes, but we think that with sensible everyday usage you should easily be able to get over four hours out of this laptop and probably more if you use the included battery management software.

We’d expect to pay around £800–£900 for this type of machine, seeing as the Sony C Series and MacBook Air are both nudging a thousand pounds. Instead, you can get it for only £700.

Overall then, while this is certainly not the best ultraportable you can buy, it is the best value for money. So if your cash is tight this month, we’d recommend giving the U36J the once over at your local computer store before buying something pricier.

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Review: Asus PA238Q

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Review: Asus PA238Q

Page 1: Overview

Fed up with cheap and not-always-cheerful monitors based on TN panel technology? Then get a load of the new Asus PA238Q.

At around £235, it’s pricier than your average 23-inch TN screen. But, joy of joys, it’s got an IPS panel.

IPS stands for in-plane switching and just so happens to be the finest panel technology known to man or beast. That’s why Apple, for instance, exclusively uses IPS in its iPhones and iPads. It’s simply the best when it comes to colour accuracy and viewing angles.

As it happens, colour accuracy is a big part of the remit for the Asus PA238Q.

It’s pitched as a low-cost screen for graphics professionals. However, Asus is also claiming 6ms response times, which makes for a tantalising all-round package. Could this affordable, colour-accurate screen also be killer for games and at the movies?

Armed with these objective metrics and our own experience, we’re able to deliver the definitive verdict on the Asus PA238Q. So, how does it fare?

Page 2: Verdict

Asus pa238q

We’ve been desperate for something, anything, other than a TN screen at an affordable price for a while now. Few monitor makers have been willing to deliver. Admittedly, BenQ has given us a couple of cheap screens with VA panels, but the recent BenQ EW2430 was seriously disappointing.

There’s an open goal waiting for Asus to slide home a winner.

On paper, the Asus PA238Q certainly looks like premier league material. Along with that all-important IPS panel, you get an LED backlight and a huge colour gamut that captures 100% of sRGB. Nice. You also get a full complement of inputs, including HDMI, DVI, VGA and even DisplayPort. There’s picture-in-picture support, too.

The Asus PA238Q is a fine physical specimen too.

The stand is fully adjustable in all directions and hewn from the right sort of plastics. It’s sturdy stuff. We also love the minimalist styling vibe. The overall effect is like an IBM laptop from the ThinkPad heyday – no nonsense quality, in other words.

But the real clincher involves image quality.

Asus claims every PA238Q is carefully colour calibrated at the factory and the result is indeed impressive. Rarely, if ever, have we seen a screen with such deft black, white and colour scales out of the box. The viewing angles are impeccable, too.

As for pixel response, we have very good news indeed: this is one of the snappiest IPS panels we’ve ever seen.

We liked

The panel. The backlight. The chassis. The colours. The input options. The price. Frankly, what’s not to like?

All of our previous experience with cut-price VA and IPS panels has lead us to expect some kind of downside, visual nasty or obvious specification faux pas, but not here.

We disliked

It isn’t easy picking holes in this classy screen, but one or two imperfections are visible.

Our review sample had the slightest whiff of backlight bleed on the right-hand edge. And like all IPS screens, there’s a little backlight glow at some angles when viewing very dark tones. But that’s about it.

Final verdict


It’s been a long time coming, but the (very nearly) perfect PC monitor has finally arrived. Buy one.

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Review: Sky Go

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Review: Sky Go

Sky has united its live streaming and download package for Apple devices and laptop-owning PC users under the umbrella term ‘Sky Go’. But this hasn’t been solely a rebranding exercise.

Each subscriber can now watch the (SD only) service on a maximum of two devices at once, plus an Xbox 360 or Fetch TV box if required.

This may seem stingy, especially if you have several family members wanting to watch Sky at the same time, but you can ‘swap out’ devices as you go, via the web. Sky says it regards this as being adequate for most users but is considering raising the limit.

Sky go

Once again, what you can watch is dependent on your TV subscription if you have one (in which case Sky Go is free). Non-subscribers can take out a ‘monthly ticket’ subscription directly via the Sky Go website with prices starting at £15. Apple mobile users must download a free app from the iTunes store.

PC and Mac viewers can log in through the Sky Go website and watch it via their web browser (you’re required to have Microsoft Silverlight installed). Sky also provides a free Sky Go desktop application for managing downloads. There’s no Android version yet – we’re told it could appear by the end of the year.

As before, PC/Mac users can stream live channels they subscribe to from a list of 32 that includes Sky Sports 1-4, Sky1, MTV, Nat Geo and four Sky Movies channels. The PC/Mac interface remains largely unchanged.

Sky go

You can choose from a list of channels or browse an EPG. On-demand shows appear in the Anytime+ menu and downloads are handled progressively (so can be watched while being downloaded). Typically, TV shows must be watched within seven days and films within 30.

Licensing issues mean that only a few channels (Sky Sports 1-4, four Sky Movies channels, Sky News, ESPN included) can be streamed to Apple devices with no downloading.

The Sky Go App is essentially a stripped-down, touch-enhanced version of its Mac/PC counterpart. Channels are listed on the main page with the live stream displayed in preview form in the top right. Tapping this brings up the fullscreen version. A now-and-next EPG is adequate for streaming.

Using a 2MB 3G connection on an iPad results were jerky and blocky, although 3G usage restrictions mean this won’t be an option for many. Using 2MB Wi-Fi on an iPad and PC laptop, however, brought smooth results.

Verdict

Any VoD service stands and falls as much on what’s on offer as how easy it is to access (as it is here). Hopefully, deals can be closed soon to make Sky Go more attractive to Apple acolytes.

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Review: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad

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There’s no shortage of reasons to be writing on Apple’s iPad: emails, memos, office suites with word processors and spreadsheets, angry internet comments…

Apple’s tablet can do it all, but a lot of people aren’t so keen on the on-screen keyboard. This is partly why Apple included Bluetooth keyboard integration into the iPad, and why other tablet makers, including Asus with the Eee Pad Transformer and Lenovo with its U1 Hybrid saw fit to create tablet-cum-laptop devices.

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad is probably the best iPad keyboard we’ve seen, though. It’s a standalone Bluetooth keyboard that’s been customised with iOS control keys, and a case for the keyboard that doubles as an iPad stand.

logitech tablet keyboardSee full-res image

The extra functions added to the keyboard are a Home button key, a lock/unlock key to wake the iPad, media controls, a key to bring up the on-screen keyboard if you so wish, and even a key to put the iPad into Photo Viewer mode. There’s also a Search key, which takes you to the Spotlight screen (although you can’t use Spotlight with key commands alone, which is a bit of a shame).

The keyboard is right up there with the best we’ve used. The keys aren’t too small, but the unit is still compact. Pressing keys has a nice responsiveness to it – they aren’t too resistive or too soft.

The keyboard is powered by AAA batteries, which lasted plenty during our testing. There’s a battery indicator light on the keyboard, though, so you’ll know when it’s getting low.

Now, even if this were just a keyboard, we’d be totally recommending it for iPad owners. But it’s also got the case.

logitech tablet keyboard

The slip case for the keyboard doubles as a stand for the iPad, opening up once you’ve removed the keyboard to reveal a panel that fits across the bottom to hold it in a triangle.

logitech tablet keyboard

The iPad then sits in a little holder, which is on a slider, so you can adjust the angle of the iPad so it’s at a comfortable viewing angle. The case feels really well-made (as does the keyboard), and is what puts this setup over the top, since it’s not even that expensive in the grand scheme of things.

iPad owner? Want a keyboard? Get this one.

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BlackBerry Storm 2, many initiatives and awards for the new Touch Rim

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BlackBerry Storm 2, many initiatives and awards for the new Touch Rim

BlackBerry at the launch of the new Storm 2 has created a nice promotional campaign that will reach the main Italian cities. Well 7 will be the activities of street marketing branded BlackBerry and TIM. It will be fun and a huge box that launches BlackBerry messages in the sky, at 20,000 and still branded soap bubbles, a daily update on all the news of the product, 100,000 cards (Zcard), a new website and finally, a contest prize and the creation of the “Over The Top” on Facebook.

After Bologna and Padua today (March 11), then Naples (March 18), Palermo (19 March), Genoa (24 March), Turin (March 25), Milan (March 29) and Rome (March 31), host BlackBerry Box for one day, with special machines that a particular mechanism will form in heaven, and will throw the words “Tim” and the shape of the BlackBerry (R) Storm2. Three attractive sides of the totem will show all the new technology and multimedia features of the BlackBerry (R) Storm2 (TM), while the fourth side of the totem pole there will be all the information about the new offer TIMxSMARTPHONE that with only € 2.00 a week makes to navigate, to send mail and meet friends on social networks.

During the day, 4 hostesses will run into the streets to passers-by showing the BlackBerry (R) Storm2 (TM) and honored with a branded box of soap bubbles. In addition, you will be given a copy of the newspaper “INCREDIBLE NEWS.” A fun edition that will generate interest and give you all the information about the product and its innovative performance, not to mention the new TIMxSMARTPHONE exclusive price, the steps to access the site, to participate in the competition and become part of the Facebook community.

But not only. The hostesses also distribute special Zcard, to discover the new augmented reality and show a creative and spectacular features of the new BlackBerry (R) Storm2 (TM). If you are not in possession of Zcard you can print the icon from the site and make a virtual journey into the product.

In addition, those who purchase the new BlackBerry (R) Storm2 will have the opportunity to participate in the great contest “Win a trip to the day” in a European capital. The trip will consist of a voucher worth € 500.00 to spend on the portal www.opodo.com.

Anyone who wants further groped luck can do so by subscribing to the group “Over the Top” on Facebook. At the final draw prize winner will have as the famous machine for 4 hours inflammation: can locate where they want and throw the message in the sky winner.

So many initiatives for new entry in the consumer world by BB Rim and its services.

NOVA Gameloft available in Lite version (Video)

The FPS game from Gameloft, NOVA, is now also available in Lite version. Being a free verson you can only play the first levels of the game. We can still see the great graphics and good gameplay that even the most hectic of the game behaves in an optimal manner.

Here is a video showing the game in action.

Nokia wins the award for R & D

The last Nordic / UK Business Awards, Nokia has won the award for Research & Development. Nokia develops, in fact, its nanotecnlogia at its research center in Cambridge.

Finland has always been the home is committed to the development of new concepts and new technologies for their device. In addition to research in the field of hi-tech, Nokia remains a particular concern regarding the environmental impact of its products. The future and the increasing miniaturization definitely associated with nanotechnology will lead to new frontiers and new terminals that are just concepts for now (photo).

An award is therefore important that projects to a future Nokia increasingly open and open source.

Android 2.1 to 150 €, with Vodafone 845 can be

Android seems to be a new arrival with the primavara. The terminal is the Vodafone 845, anonymous enough name for a phone that could have a significant following. It is actually an entry-level Google, Vodafone branded and services including 360 (single operator) with very interesting features:

* Android Eclair 2.1
* Services Vodafone 360
* 3G and HSDPA
* 3.2 megapixel camera
* GPS
* Bluetooth 2.1
* Wi-Fi
* 2.8-inch screen with 240 × 320 pixel technology resolution
* 512mb of internal memory
* Battery 1200 mAh
* Micro SD Expansion

Very interesting features especially when you consider the retail price: 150 €. Currently there are no high-resolution images, but the size will be very similar to the HTC Tattoo. Not defined the amount of RAM even though the presence of Eclair 2.1 since its release bodes well in 256MB. Due out in May.

Steve Jobs, 136esimo place as the world’s richest person

The site has compiled the new Forbes list of richest men in the world. The world number one is the Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, which undermines even the position of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.

The “our” Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, came to 136esimo place in the standings. We believe that in 2010, thanks to the success that will most certainly the new Apple products (especially iPad and iPhone 4G), Steve earnings increase enough to enter the top 100 richest people in the world … that if no steps bad anyway …

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Android 2 i8000 Omnia, something is moving

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Android 2 i8000 Omnia, something is moving

After watching HD Omnia Windows Mobile 7, arrive at some information about porting Android Omnia i8000 2. The project began a few months but right now there seems no real hope. There have been small steps forward, but unfortunately for now you can not get anything working. The reason seems to lie in the Android source code released by Samsung that are incomplete. What is missing are some very important parts that would preclude this possibility of porting. Despite this, something is moving, and we show below.

New 1.0 FINAL Trhottlelauncher Windows 7 Phone and theme. Video in action on HD2

After the beta showed last year is available Trhottlelauncher final version 1.0 for Windows Mobile devices. The program allows you to have a really cool interface with widgets, support for OpenGL and is completely customizable thanks to a number of downloadable skins.

Besides being able to see in a video to follow the program in action in its original form, you can also see a skin for Trhottlelauncher about to be released shortly. The theme recreates in a fluid and functional Windows 7 Phone including the three now famous keys. The videos show the theme in action on a HD2 Sony Ericsson X1 and although it will be compatible with many other devices.

X2, have a new X-Series from Nokia?

According to the latest rumors and information provided by the Indonesian authorities, Nokia may soon introduce the new X2 (RM-618). As already announced, having a low ID number, the X2 should be a low-end device, although details are very few available.

The phone should only support GSM, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, with the addition of the Bluetooth module.
We hope to receive more information as soon as possible.

Firmware 3.0 is one year old ..

Exactly one year ago, Apple released the first beta of iPhone 3.0 firmware, allowing you to discover new features that would come later with the official update: cut, copy and paste, MMS, tethering, Spotlight search, Voice Memo, purchasing in- app, turn-by-turn directions, stereo Bluetooth, landscape keyboard, and more.

Now, a year later, we arrived at firmware version 3.1.3 and SDK 3.2 beta release. In addition, we have gone from 30 million iPhone and iPod touch on the market to over 75 million (150,000 iPad pre-order), not to mention the ever application in the App Store app that now surpass 160,000.

Returning to wish the iPhone OS 3.0, we look forward to the release of the first beta of firmware 4.0.

Google is also coming on our televisions with Google TV

Google and its world are increasingly invading our everyday lives. Android with its thousands of uses we will soon see in uncommon equipment: fridges, ovens, cordless telephones and who knows what else. Soon Chrome OS will be installed on netbooks and internet tablet but the strata Google does not end there. According to The New York Times, Google has partnered are Sony and Intel to create a platform for television called Google TV.

The agreement will bring the web experience inside of our house without using a computer. The new televisions will have an integrated Intel Atom processor and is not excluded that the hardaware is very similar to that of the classic netbook, which will allow you to run a particular system (perhaps an adapted version of Chrome OS) that allow you to surf the net , stay connected to Google services and some social networks, and probably also handle other features.

A new experience, more and more connected to the Internet and Google increasingly oriented.

In 2010, sales of desktop computers will also increase due to the iMac

In recent years, including purchases that people make, we see more and more increase the number of netbook at the expense of desktop computers, which year after year continue to decline. According to the analyst for Caris & Company Robert CIHR, but 2010 will be levied for the year of the PC.

Leading the recovery we will once again Apple, for its unique and powerful iMac introduced in October last year. The growth of desktop PCs in 2010 is estimated at around 3% (high compared to the decrease of 12% in 2009), to which the iMac will contribute at least 1 / 4.

The excellent performance of the new iMac, 21.5 “and 27”, you have done that by the end of 2009, sales of the latter had reached a very high number.

The iMac has contributed to record sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and the month of November 2009 recorded a growth of 74% over the same month of 2008.

Caris & Company analyst continues praising Apple for having kept entirely intact the average selling price of the iMac, leading many people to the actual upgrade from the old to the new version of iMac.

For 2010 we expect, for what the department that covers everything Mac, a growth of more than 1.6 times the industry average.

Next step: iMac Multitouch ….

Tablet PC for Samsung in 2010?

Samsung has always sought new ways and new forms of mobile communication. Back in 2007 launched the Samsung Q1, a small touch screen computers belonging to the range of UMPCs (ultra) with external USB keyboard that has undergone several upgrades over the years. A very interesting technological solution but has never been as successful as hoped. The year 2010 has become the year of the Korean Tablet and the company seems interested in developing a device belonging to this category of products.

Philip Newton, director of the division of Samsung Australia, has announced that the company is working on a Tablet PC is that:

“Our Tablet very high processing power and seamless connectivity”

Nothing is known about its actual pictures of this tablet (the photo above is not true), but his debut should take place in summer and become a new competitor to the iPad. It will be interesting? Samsung’s hard to say but knowing the screen is definitely among the best on the market.

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AT&T to Start Selling 3G iPads in Stores

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AT&T announced today that all Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available beginning October 28 in AT&T Stores across the US.

The iPad tablet will be sold for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB model. Domestic data plans for iPad are priced at $14.99 per month for 250MB and $25 per month for 2GB with no term contract. Both pre-paid plans include unlimited access to AT&T’s Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the US.

Apple’s iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models include a built-in micro SIM card slot that enables connection to the AT&T 3G mobile broadband network. On the other side, Verizon announced that they will offer the Wi-Fi-only iPads in their stores, sold standalone or bundled with an external MiFi router that allows iPad customers to have access to Verizon’s 3G network.

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